CBCA Children’s Book Week

Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) bring children and books together celebrating Children’s Book Week. During Children’s Book Week (18-25 August), it’s a take time to reflect and celebrate excellent children’s literature written by some inspiring Australian authors and illustrators. The theme this year is…Escape to Everywhere and books will certainly help us do that.

Check out some of the shortlisted books in our collection:

The book of the Year: Older Readers

  • Waer by Meg Caddy
  • Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley
  • The Blue sparrow by Zana  Fraillon
  • Yellow by Megan Jacobson
  • Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
  • One Would think the deep by Claire Zorn


Book of the Year: Younger Readers

  • Rockhopping by Trace Balla
  • Within these walls by Robyn Bavati
  • A Most magical girl by Karen Foxlee
  • Dragonfly song by Wendy Orr
  • Mrs Whitlam by Bruce Pasco
  • Captian Jimmy Cook discovers third grade
Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • Chip by Kylie Howarth
  • Nannie loves by Kylie Dunstan
  • Gary by Leila Rudge
  • Go home, cheeky animals by Johanna Bell & illustrated by Dion Beasley
  • All I want for Christmas is rain by Cori Brooke & illustrated by Megan Forward
  • The Snow wombat by Susannah Chambers & illustrated by Mark Jackson

Picture Book of the Year

  • One Photo by Liz Anelli & text by Ross Watkins
  • Mechanica by Lance Balchin
  • Home in the rain by Bob Graham
  • My brother by Dee Huxley & Tiffany Huxley
  • The Patchwork bike by Van T Rudd & text by Maxine Brenda Clarke
  • Out by Owen Swan & text by Angela May George

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

  •  Spellbound: making pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote
  • A-Z of endangered animals by Jennifer Cossins
  • The Gigantic book of genes by Lorna Hendry
  • Amazing animals of Australia’s National Parks by Gina M Newton
  • Fabish, the horse that braved a bushfire by Neridah McMullin & illustrated by Andrew McLean
  • William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times by Michael Sedunary & illustrated by Bern Emmerichs

Winners will be announced at noon on Friday, August 18.
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